Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Christopher Hitchens’ Lies to Atheists

(via @__nolan__)

It’s not really that he lied per se, he was just very vocal about his extremist view typical of reductionistic scientists, which is the prominent perspective embraced by the likes of the Technological Singularity movement (Dean Kaman et al), etc etc.

Reductionism, however, fails to appreciate the power of the whole. Chaos theory and related disciplines, however, have been recently exposing the fact that the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Which basically means that, in addition to math and physics, we should appreciate art, poetry, story (narrative) & myth, the improvisational nature of hip-hop and jazz, and the emotion that goes along with all that.

A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn’t Usually Get And Is Given A Beautiful Answer

via upworthy.com

Patrick Stewart often talks about his childhood and the torment his father put him and his mother through. However, how he answered this vulnerable and brave fan’s question is one of the most eloquent, passionate responses about domestic violence I’ve ever seen. WARNING: At 2:40, he’s going to break your heart a little.